Hopefully very soon, I been busy changing jobs aswell that's why I haven't been down the field much lately,
im hoping to start buying the parts very soon. im going with a Hex setup and then maybe a smaller fun quad. the funny thing is I have been researching all this over a few months now and only just when 1.02 of the mission planner was released did I notice that it was you who designed it.... small world, I remember my 1st day at the field George was telling me about your gps plane as it was doing its auto flights and stuff but yer didnt realise your involvement with the whole thing.
And likewise it awesome knowing I will have a like minded local that I can bounce ideas off and share problems with :o)
There could be an opportunity for having a community college in Pennsylvania look into writing some simulation code for quadcopters in the Spring semester 2012. I’ll also see with other schools about trying to start in the Fall semester 2011.
Could an “add-in” be easily linked to your APM Mission Planner without risking screwing-up your first-rate program?
Hey Michael, I have a suggestion for your APM Mission Planner (or maybe it is already in it, and i am to dumb to find it ;-) ) Can we have the city names/street names etc blended in to the google earth map?
Reason being, if i go to my flightfield, yeah i just about know where it will be on the map. But for example i am planning on taking my copter on holiday this year, if i would want to do a waypoint flight there, it would take ages to find where i am, if not impossible (it will be sweden, so everything just looks green + blue for the lakes :D )
In response to the problem I have done some further research. I noted the following:
Mavlink the communication between the USB and APMboard APMplanner is not built I watched this with the program Portmon Seems that the firmware gives a wrong answer So is there anything on the Mavlink resent communication has changed.
Hey Mate, just thought id let you now i found a little spelling mistake in the mission planner, no biggy but thought you may want it pointed out..... its in the "Log section" under "Show Settings" and its the Batt "MOINTER" .... :op
I downloaded the latest APM 1.0.56 and all ok but in the configuation page. and when i want to change values in the Nav Pitch AS Pid window can not input anything also the up/down arrows to change the values also not working. when i change the MAVlink parameters they dont appear in Nav Pitch AS Pid window? as before as soon as i loaded the parameters they all appeared but after up date this problem has come, is this a problem? or a new feature?
After rechecking everything again i noticed that the air speed sensor is not enabled any more which perhaps that suggests why i do not get any info in the Nav As Pid window. I couldnt enable the speed sensor until now!!?? I will need to dive in to the circuits to make sure i have a good connections and i get the right voltages but it was working fine before. could this be something in the software that it doesnt allow the air speed sensor to be enabled? I wonder?
Thank you for responding to the issue I had with altitude differences in FLIGHT DATA and FLIGHT PLANNER. I do have another question - In FLIGHT PLANNER 1.0.57 there are now four parameters. I assume Param1 is time over waypoint in minutes and are entered as 1 through 60. Param2 is altitude above the ground so if I am going to waypoint #2 and the terrain is 5,320 feet and Parm2 is 100, that will cause the quadra to arrive at 5,420 feet + or - an error rate. Parm3 is Latitude and Parm4 is Longitude.
When I create a set of waypoints and I click on WRITE WPs I am getting the following error:
ERROR: System.Format.Exception: Input String was not in a correct format at system. at System.Number.StringToNumber(String str, NumberStyles options, NumberBuffer&number, NumberFormatInfo, Boolean parseDecimal) at System.Number.ParseInt32(String s, NumberStyles style, NumberFormatINfo info) at ArdupilotMega.GCSViews.FlightPlanner.<BUT_write_Click>b_7()